Vandals spray-paint doors of pro-LGBT church in Georgia

"Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies" was painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Tuesday.

"Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies" was painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Tuesday. Michael Holahan/Augusta Chronicle

"Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies" was painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Tuesday.Michael Holahan/Augusta Chronicle

“Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies” was painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Tuesday.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Authorities say vandals have spray-painted a Bible passage that condemns homosexual sex on a church whose pastor and his partner were among the first gay couples to receive a marriage license in Richmond County.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that Pastor Rick Sosbe says “Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies” was painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Tuesday.

On the front steps was another passage with the words “You’ll Burn.”

Almost three weeks ago, a rainbow flag was stolen from the front of the Augusta church.

Sosbe and his partner, Michael Rehn, were married June 30, four days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in all states.

An incident report from the county’s sheriff’s office estimates damages at $2,500.

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